Center for Advanced Legal Studies in Houston

Houston, TX

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Overview

Center for Advanced Legal Studies offers 9-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 50%. 11.6% are women, and 88.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Center for Advanced Legal Studies is 18772$, that is above national average. 58% of full-time Center for Advanced Legal Studies students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $33,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Center for Advanced Legal Studies is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$18,772
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Center for Advanced Legal Studies students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,416
$30,001 - $48,000$19,608
$48,001 - $75,000$17,936
$75,001 - $110,000$22,431
$110,001+--

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Legal Assistant/Paralegal (the 2d largest program, lasting 30 months) is $30,500 per year and $366,000 in total. Legal Assistant/Paralegal is the third largest program at Center for Advanced Legal Studies, and it takes a full-time student 24 months to complete. This one will cost $16,990 per year and $203,880 for the full completion.

Finance

Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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167 of Center for Advanced Legal Studies undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Center for Advanced Legal Studies number 287 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Center for Advanced Legal Studies awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$33,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Center for Advanced Legal Studies.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate

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58%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Center for Advanced Legal Studies graduation rate is above the national average.

58% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Center for Advanced Legal Studies completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

Center for Advanced Legal Studies acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Center for Advanced Legal Studies acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 18%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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53%

Total

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53%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

0%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Center for Advanced Legal Studies full-time retention rate is 0% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Center for Advanced Legal Studies is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

14:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Center for Advanced Legal Studies the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Center for Advanced Legal Studies and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Center for Advanced Legal Studies Main Campus

The campus located by 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 100 address in Houston, Texas.

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Center for Advanced Legal Studies Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Center for Advanced Legal Studies with 1.94% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Center for Advanced Legal Studies Main Campus is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Center for Advanced Legal Studies offers 9 programs in total: 3 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 83 universities in Harris county, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. Center for Advanced Legal Studies is one of the few institutions in Harris that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance education programs that are offered in the Center for Advanced Legal Studies: 3 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Center for Advanced Legal Studies provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 202 students with 6061 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2 with 51 credit hours.

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Location & Website

Address: 800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 100

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +7135292778

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: paralegal.edu

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